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Independence Does Not Own A Car

The front-page story in today’s Sun-Times chronicles a northwest side paralegal, Melissa Monroy, who has decided to dump her car to get to work. The way she is quoted in the article, you would think not having a car in Chicago–the city with the second largest train, bus, and commuter rail system in America is a death sentence. I don’t know. I’ve lived in this town for more than five years relying on transit, and I appear to still be here.